Kim Kardashian was spotted leaving a friend's house in Beverly Hills dressed down while managing to sport some designer duds. Her Balmain lace up boots and Givenchy bag spiced up her green cargo pants and gray and white striped top. Stud earrings and a gold pendant necklace provided the finishing touches. Shop some like and some exact items now!
Net-a-Porter's end-of-season sale started this week, and we're starting off our shopping spree in the shoe department. There are styles here that we've been lusting after all season but didn't have the heart (or wallet) to buy. Now at 30, 40, and 50 percent off retail, we're finding it a little bit easier to take the plunge. Jimmy Choo, we're looking at you.
It's no biggie when you and I repeat an outfit head to toe. But when the editor of Vogue Paris Carine Roitfeld does it, it's worth mentioning. It's by no means a fashion crime — remember when Victoria Beckham re-outfitted her favorite gray look in '07? — in fact, it's quite refreshing. She's found an ensemble she adores and she's sticking with it! The first time Carine wore her favorite Balmain Fall '10 LBD was at the Cannes Film Festival last week. And then she wore it again, in the same exact way with Alaia lace-up sandals and a gold necklace, at Louis Vuitton's London store opening this week. She has inspired me to take an outfit I love each season, and make it my signature. Has she inspired you, too?
As soon as I saw Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover of Marie Claire's June issue, I instantly had a flashback to Demi Moore's W cover from December '09; you know, the one that stirred much airbrushing controversy. They're both wearing similar, armor-chic looks from Balmain's Spring '10 collection, so the comparison must be made. Demi's has a low-cut bodice, while SJP's is boatneck — both have asymmetrical-hem skirts and hanging shoulder details. So tell me, which cover girl wore Balmain better?
Zoe Saldana rocked the red carpet last night at The Losers premiere in LA wearing a sexy suede black Balmain dress and Cesare Paciotti sandals. We love how the deep v-neck adds major drama, while gold accompaniments — via a studded belt, chunky rings, earrings, and a Judith Leiber box clutch — inject a luxe touch. What a sight.
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No doubt it would turn Freddy Krueger on. Dresses and skirts are finding themselves purposely slashed. An easy DIY project, but leave it to the pros to outfit the stars — Halle's champagne slashed Gucci dress is beyond sexy. Me? I've already taken some scissors to an old tee. I admit, I went a little aggro on one, but I can at least sleep in my slashed victim. Lesson here is: slash with caution. Whether store-bought or self-fashioned, this is one killer trend.
Kim Kardashian was back at the airport wearing another cute and comfortable travel ensemble. Army green seems to be her new favorite color as she shows here, wearing a wide-neck sweater with matching Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain studded boots, distressed skinny jeans, and a bright white tote, similar to this one by YSL. To add some glam to the look, she accessorized with a statement necklace and simple stud earrings. Her shoes are not available online, but her look can replicated with the similar items shown here, so shop it all now!
Jada Pinkett Smith attended the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards looking fun in black and white. Her satin shorts, mesh top, and fabulous Balmain studded heels created a unique ensemble. While her extensive jewelry — layered cross necklaces, cuff bracelet, and leaf drop earrings — made things even more stylish. Shop her exact shoes and other like items here!
For the past few years, the house of Balmain has been enjoying a major fashion moment. But until today, I had no idea that it dabbled in hair as well. Balmain Hair comprises a range of hair extensions that has been around for more than four decades. Who knew?
While Balmain's clothing is made in France, the hair extensions are sourced in Southeast Asia. There, growing and cutting long hair for extensions has become a multimillion dollar industry. Now available in the States at Francky L'Official salon in New York, the extensions are less likely to be an instantly recognizable status symbol than Balmain's wide-shouldered jackets are — but then again, only the hair comes with a six-month guarantee.